Here you see the results of the removal of the brown mare's shoes, and you can also see the contracted shod hoof of the stallion:Naked RunningIs all this shoe removal necessary? After all, they are just rubber models. Yes, it's necessary. These'll be gifts to my daughter, and she has been known to put a horse back on the shelf when she sees the steel on its hooves. That's my girl! This time when I went shopping, enough of them were shod that I figured I shouldn't hold it against them, after all, they did appear to be quality horses, and the coat colors were quite nice. So I decided we'd pull their shoes and rehab them instead of rejecting them completely.
If you hadn't noticed, I've provided a link to some previews for a documentary film called "Naked Running." Definitely worth checking out. I hope it makes it to TV so the whole darn world can see it. Naked Running